Dermal Fillers Ridgefield
For those that wish to look more like their younger selves, Portale Dental provides dermal fillers at our Ridgefield practice. These injectable treatments are safe and effective, and will allow you to turn back the clock on your appearance. Just because you’re older doesn’t mean you have to look old, so don’t be afraid to soften your wrinkles, make your lips fuller, or add volume to sunken cheeks. At Portale Dental, Dr. Joseph J. Portale and his staff are extensively trained to take care of your cosmetic needs and help you to realize that the best years of your life are yet to come.
Types of Dermal Fillers
There are a variety of dermal fillers out there, each one made specifically for a particular cosmetic purpose. At Portale Dental in Ridgefield, we’ll perfectly match your preferences to one of the dermal fillers available. For example, Artefill®, also known as Artecoll® outside of the United States, is a collagen-based injectable that is commonly used for smoothing out smile lines. There are also semi-permanent dermal fillers, such as Radiesse®, which are used to treat moderate to severe wrinkles for a couple of years. Then there are fillers comprised of hyaluronic acid, a substance found naturally in the human body, which carry minimal risk of allergic reaction and other side effects; these dermal fillers include Perlane®, Restylane®, and JUVÉDERM®. The following are some of the other dermal fillers we offer:
- Cosmoderm®/ Cosmoplast®
The Dermal Filler Procedure
Dr. Portale will first assess your particular situation and suggest the dermal fillers that will be the most compatible with your case. If you decide to proceed with treatment, strategic injection sites will then be precisely marked on your face. Next, your face will be cleaned, and a topical anesthetic will be applied to numb the areas that will receive the injections. When all the injections are done, the marks will be cleaned off, and we’ll offer you an ice pack to reduce any temporary discomfort you may experience.
Are You a Good Candidate for Dermal Filler Treatment?
The typical patient that opts for treatment with dermal fillers is 35 or older and experiencing premature aging. However, younger individuals also commonly undergo dermal filler treatment to take care of minor deformities. Although dermal fillers are safe in general, women who are pregnant or breast feeding are advised to avoid the treatment, in addition to those with skin infections. There are also dermal fillers that may cause allergic reactions, such as bovine collagen, so certain fillers require allergy testing in order to determine a patient’s candidacy.
Common Treatment Areas
The lips, cheeks, and frown lines are the most common areas of the face to target with dermal filler injections. These areas are commonly targeted because they are among the first areas to show signs of aging. Dr. Portale is fully capable of restoring liveliness to these areas and all the other areas of your face through dermal fillers.
Dermal Filler Recovery and Results
Right after you get your dermal filler treatment, there may be parts of your face that are red or swollen, but that’s completely normal. The extent of the swelling will depend on the area being treated and the product being used, as well as the amount that is used. Dr. Portale will give you post-treatment guidelines. Icing down the treated areas can help to reduce swelling, and you may be prescribed painkillers.
Dermal Filler Benefits and Risks
The benefits of dermal fillers are plentiful and go beyond taking years off your face. There are overlooked advantages that are more noticeable when compared to other, more invasive cosmetic procedures:
- In most cases, optimal results will become quickly apparent.
- There is no downtime after treatment.
- The effects of injection are temporary, but treatment can be repeated as desired.
- Some dermal fillers can soften the appearance of acne scars.
There’s no anti-aging cosmetic treatment out there that doesn’t have some risks. Some of the risks include infection at the site of injection, acne, temporary numbness, and bruising.
Cost of Dermal Fillers
The cost of dermal fillers will depend on the type of dermal filler that’s used and the amount that’s used for the particular patient’s case. There will also be surgical facility costs, anesthesia fees, and in many cases the cost of prescription medication.
Learn More about Dermal Filler Treatments
If you’d like further information about dermal filler treatment, feel free to contact our Ridgefield dental practice, serving Cliffside Park, Edgewater, and North Bergen.